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NHL Puckdoku answers and clues: July 11, 2023

Alex Hobson
11 months ago
WARNING: THERE ARE PUCKDOKU SPOILERS AHEAD. DO NOT CONTINUE SCROLLING IF YOU DON’T WANT TODAY’S PUZZLE SPOILED FOR YOU.
The new game “puckdoku” is taking the hockey world by storm. Here’s how it works. There’s a 3×3 grid, and each row and column are marked with either a team or a statistic of some sort. You have to guess players who meet the criteria for both the column and the row for the square you’re on. For example…if your square is in the Toronto Maple Leafs’ column and the St. Louis Blues row…Ryan O’Reilly would work. If it’s in the Washington Capitals column and the row says “40+ goals in a season”, Alex Ovechkin would work. You can play the daily Puckdoku puzzle here: https://puckdoku.com/
There’s also a rarity score in the form of a percentage next to the player you guess…the lower the percentage, the more rare the guess. Once you start getting used to the game, you want to shoot for a low rarity score. 
Without further ado, here are some hints for today’s puckdoku puzzle.
Bruins/Predators: Player was traded from the Bruins to the Washington Capitals at the 2023 trade deadline
Flyers/Predators: Player leads the OHL’s Windsor Spitfires in points all time by a defenceman
Canadiens/Predators: Player was traded from Montreal to Nashville in defenceman-for-defenceman blockbuster in 2016
Bruins/Wild: Player was drafted by the San Jose Sharks, traded to Wild in package for Brent Burns
Flyers/Wild: Player tallied a career high 136 PIMs playing for his fifth NHL team in 2022-23
Canadiens/Wild: Player went to the 2023 Cup final alongside his brother
Bruins Vezina winner: Player won the Vezina at age 37
Flyers Vezina winner: Player recently served as GM of the Pittsburgh Penguins
Canadiens Vezina winner: Player was a former fifth overall pick of the Canadiens
The most popular answers to today’s Puckdoku puzzle are below this picture of a puck. Don’t scroll if you don’t want any spoilers!
Bruins/Predators: Craig Smith
Flyers/Predators: Ryan Ellis
Canadiens/Predators: P.K. Subban
Bruins/Wild: Charlie Coyle
Flyers/Wild: Nicolas Deslauriers
Canadiens/Wild: Eric Staal
Bruins Vezina winner: Tim Thomas
Flyers Vezina winner: Ron Hextall
Canadiens Vezina winner: Carey Price

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